June 21, 2001FDA First Notice: STR Brand
Dried Sweet Potatos Recalled
NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Strong America Limited has recalled certain STR
brand Dried Sweet Potatos because the product contained undeclared sulfites.
This is the first public notice of
this Class I
recall issued by the FDA.
STR brand Dried Sweet Potato packed in flexible plastic bags, net wt. 7 oz.
Product of China.
Recall # F-299-1.
Xiamen Da Chang Hua Imp. & Exp. Co., Fujian, China Foreign supplier & possible
Strong America Limited, Brooklyn, NY, by Press Release on July 3, 2000, and by letter
dated October 2, 2000. *Completed recall resulted sample analysis and follow-up by the New
York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
*Completed recall: FDA states 'completed recall'
indicates the company has removed all affected product from store shelves, it does
not necessarily mean this particular product lot, or codes, have been fully accounted for.
NY, MA, TN , NC, FL, IL and GA.
151 cases (100 - 7 oz. packages per case) were distributed.
Questions concerning this recall may be directed
to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.